Gordon was educated as an astrophysicist at the University of Leicester, where he was awarded a 1st-class honours degree and faculty prize. He then moved to Cambridge University to carry out research at the Institute Of Astronomy, also supervising electronics and mathematics for Part 1A and 1B undergraduate courses.
After leaving the university and having spent six years in the computer industry, rising to Managing Director by the age of 28, he was offered the opportunity to establish CEDAR Audio Ltd on behalf of Cable & Wireless and the British Library National Sound Archive, which had funded the initial research into audio restoration.
In 1994, Gordon conceived and, alongside AudioTelligence co-founders Dave Betts and Clive Osborn, completed a successful management buyout of CEDAR Audio. As its Managing Director, he has led the company to worldwide recognition and nearly three decades of unbroken profitability.